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The Dark Side / Re: Can Am Spyder
« Last post by O.C. on September 26, 2020, 07:19:47 pm »
Rog, all I can reiterate is that I have seen a number of them in recent times at Devils Bridge. They seem a perfectly capable mode of transport and because I am on the same wavelength as you I fully understand where you are coming from with regards safety and confidence on the bike.


Keep us in the loop.

I certainly will Steve,  I seem to be researching them all the time, and it does seem that one of these would tick all my boxes/requirements.

I can't see myself splashing out just yet though....

Great to catch up t'other day  :clap:   
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The Dark Side / Re: Can Am Spyder
« Last post by Lonewolf on September 26, 2020, 04:34:13 pm »
Rog, all I can reiterate is that I have seen a number of them in recent times at Devils Bridge. They seem a perfectly capable mode of transport and because I am on the same wavelength as you I fully understand where you are coming from with regards safety and confidence on the bike.


Keep us in the loop.
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The Dark Side / Can Am Spyder
« Last post by O.C. on September 26, 2020, 11:21:39 am »
Over the past weeks I have been considering what to do about a replacement for my Versys 1000 which as you may recall had to go due to 'safety issues' which I have with my physical circumstances, We have also been moving house back to England and that has been 'somewhat' time consuming, but now we are moved in my attention is once again turned towards my next bike (if there is to be one)

During the course of a conversation with Steve (Lonewolf) t'other day he asked me if I had considered a Can Am Spyder, well I had.... and they do seem to be a possible solution for me, although it will be next season before I make any decisions

So I was wondering if anyone here has any experience of these machines, a pal of mine has owned two, the first being a 998 cc and the second the 'better' 1330 cc version, he said they are fantastic

If anyone has any views or input it would be appreciated...............they are a bit pricey though 
:shocked:   
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The Dark Side / Re: Kawasaki versy 1000
« Last post by nightrider on September 17, 2020, 08:43:43 pm »
Its just the base model but has cruise control but no heated grips goes for first service next week then can open it up .
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The Dark Side / Re: Kawasaki versy 1000
« Last post by O.C. on September 12, 2020, 06:06:28 am »
After selling the gtr i fancied a zzr so got a gen 1 zzr  .plenty fast and felt a lot lighter but soon realised that it was very uncomfortable to ride for any length of time so px it for a new versy 1000 this bike even after only 50miles feels so light and flickable made the zzr feel like a barge and it has cruise as standard but no heated grips full luggage and hand guards for less than 10k should make a great 2 up tourer . Will run it in this weekend then get it serviced and then give it some revs . Any one thinking of one of these i can recommend it so far am well pleased got it in orange so it goes with my 2 ktm's  the future bright the futures orange  :biker3:

I'm guessing that you have purchased a new Versys 1000 ? which model is it ? if it has cruise control I would have thought it would be the GT SE maybe?  in which case I think it should have heated grips which are controlled by a small push button on the left side handle bar grip

I have had a 'few' GTRs and have recently had to give up my 2019 Versys 1000 due to ill health

The Versys 1000 is a VERY competent all round bike which is plenty powerful enough for most folk, has luggage carrying capacity and is extremely comfortable for both rider and pillion

Enjoy your new bike    :biker3:     
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The Dark Side / Kawasaki versy 1000
« Last post by nightrider on September 11, 2020, 11:43:45 pm »
After selling the gtr i fancied a zzr so got a gen 1 zzr  .plenty fast and felt a lot lighter but soon realised that it was very uncomfortable to ride for any length of time so px it for a new versy 1000 this bike even after only 50miles feels so light and flickable made the zzr feel like a barge and it has cruise as standard but no heated grips full luggage and hand guards for less than 10k should make a great 2 up tourer . Will run it in this weekend then get it serviced and then give it some revs . Any one thinking of one of these i can recommend it so far am well pleased got it in orange so it goes with my 2 ktm's  the future bright the futures orange  :biker3:
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The Dark Side / Re: Test Post.
« Last post by Gonome on August 10, 2020, 11:58:23 am »
Yep
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The Dark Side / Test Post.
« Last post by Lonewolf on August 09, 2020, 11:28:08 pm »
Can I post in here?
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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« Last post by 2kwacks on July 28, 2020, 07:05:55 pm »
I was in the market for a second bike and had the versys 1000 and the versys 650 in the past both excellent machines and the versys 650 would be my first choice if I wanted a excellent commuter which you can also tour in comfort on.. only wanted a second bike for commuting and a change now and again.. but needed to be comfortable and to keep the mileage down on my sport tourer :smiley: so was looking at the new model versys 650 but when I was at the dealers I seen the z900 rs cafe and it reminded me of the time in my much younger days when I wanted the Z1 Z900 of the seventies so booked a test ride and could not resist not buying one :smiley: did fancy the z900 rs jaffa but wanted some type of wind protection so decided on the cafe and replaced the o.e.m screen with a MRA double bubble smoked screen.. well impressed with the z900 rs cafe :yes: kawasaki have done a excellent job of the engine and with a sound tracked to match :clap: with it being a small looking bike and reasonable light and with me being use to sport tourers it's easy to assume it's not going to be that quick :smiley: but it goes like a stabbed rat and handles like it on rails :smiley:   
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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« Last post by Rusty on June 08, 2020, 08:44:05 am »
So now you have had the Z1000sx for a few months how is it going ? Pleased with it ? Up to what you thought it would be like ? I am sure it is .. they do look good !  :yes:
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